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My HE3T washer is collecting water while it is idle. After each wash, all the water drain out fine. However, leaving the washer idle for 2-3 days, the water is starting to collect in the washer. I have to do a Drain/Spin cycle to empty out the water. Do you know what is the cause for this and how to resolve it? Thanks

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I had this same problem with my Kenmore Elite H3t. The problem for me was some stuck dog hair, a pencil, and one of my daughter's mood rings. :) Here's what I did to fix it: First, unplug the washer for safety. Then remove the three 7 millimeter or t15 torque screws from the front lowest part of your washer - which will allow you to remove the lower front panel. It will be easier if you prop the front of your washer up on a couple pieces of wood or bricks first, so you can get to those screws more easily. Be prepared for a few cups to a half gallon of water to come rushing at you for this next part: unscrew the white capped plug you see in front of you. This is where you'll probably find a sock, pencil, who knows...(check this regularly for debris in the future too.) Then, check your hoses for any potential leaks. You can try to see if your problem goes away now. If it still persists, it's likely you had the same problem I had. You'll need to remove the black tornado-shaped hose from the back of the filter assembly you were just working on - which is also attached to the bottom of the outer drum of your washer. To do this, take a pair of regular pliers - and reach around the back of the top of the boot to find the clamp tension release. Use your pliers to hold the clamp open with one hand, while gently pulling the clamp off the hose/boot. Do the same with the smaller/closer end of the hose. Wash the boot out in your sink (be sure you don't empty the contents of the boot into the side with your garbage disposal, or you might have to research another appliance repair section of this website. I found a small nail in my boot...was a miracle it didnt puncture the boot. Then, before replacing the boot - feel inside the hole at the bottom of your drum for any accumulated animal hair, socks, underwires...then you can replace the boot. Be sure to get it on all the way, which can be a chore if you lack good finger dexterity like me. I found that putting it back on required less detail work with the pliers - and was more easily able to do this job by hand. I was also able to put the clamp on the front side - in case I ever need to do this job again in the future. One last thing before plugging the machine in and giving it a test run: remove the drawer detergent dispenser. Then feel around in the front of the empty drawer tray for any missing detergent caps or chunks of anything. This can also cause issues - and can be an easy fix. Now, before putting the front of your washer cabinet back on, test it to see if you fixed your problem. Be sure you don't have any animals, children or spouses nearby before testing an open washer though. Electric shock isnt anything to mess around with. Good luck!

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